Anyway, the theme for this one is "Behind Closed Doors". I could have done a whole list of films revolving around this very subject, but I'm only permitted to six. And boy, are there a lot of films that fit this category. The list starts after the jump.
|Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Nichols, 1966)|
|Ordinary People (Redford, 1980)|
The Jarretts look like a stable family even though they suffered a massive loss. It doesn't take long to realize they're anything but.
|Far from Heaven (Haynes, 2002)|
Deconstructing the image of picture perfect 1950s life long before Mad Men amid a saturated Douglas Sirk homage, this film showed that all is not well behind the white picket fences. (And yes, I think Julianne Moore should have won for this.)
|Notes on a Scandal (Eyre, 2006)|
This film pretty much proved that if you have a secret, it will be discovered whether you want it to or not. (Hell, the title alone tips that off.)
|Revolutionary Road (Mendes, 2008)|
What caused Frank and April Wheeler to go at each other's throats? Whatever the reason, their fights make those between George and Martha from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? look tame.
And the wildcard is...
|The Lion in Winter (Harvey, 1968)|
The fights between the family here are essentially well known to everyone rather than just the family. Then again, Eleanor of Acquitaine (a dynamic Katharine Hepburn) says it best: "What family doesn't have its ups and downs?"
Three down, a few more left...